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Queer Women In TV Series That Stole The Show

Queer Women In TV Series That Stole The Show

Part of the reason we watch television or turn on a movie is to see ourselves reflected on the screen. We all yearn for the one character who makes us feel seen and loved.

If we look back, all the recent TV series have featured at least one amazing, powerful and inspiring Queer woman. There has definitely been an increase in the number of Bi and Lesbian characters on screen!

Here we have listed down for you some of the most iconic female Queer characters that stole the show:

1. Dani and Jamie  (The Haunting of Bly Manor)

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Watch it on: Netflix

Dani, a young American au pair who moves into an Essex mansion with a creepy history, is the focus of the second season of The Haunting saga. She meets gardener Jamie there, and the two eventually, very adorably fall in love over the course of the series.

Both these women are strong, independent and can take on everything life throws at them!

2. Vanya Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy)

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Watch it on: Netflix

This engrossing series follows a well-known family of supernaturally gifted siblings. All seven of them travel through time in the second season and end up in 1960s Dallas. Vanya befriends Sissy, her kind-hearted rescuer, and gradually develops romantic feelings for her.

In addition to having actual super powers, Vanya is a woman of strong will. And even though her powers had been suppressed for most of her life, once she recognizes them, she became unstoppable.

3. Mildred and Gwendolyn (Ratched)

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Watch it on: Netflix

This thriller series is a prequel to the events of the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and it follows Mildred Ratched, an enterprising middle-aged woman who is coming to terms with the fact that she is a lesbian in a harsh mid-century American society.

And although Mildred Ratched is a fascinating character in her own right, Gwendolyn Briggs, on the other hand, mesmerized us and made lesbians feel seen. Our community is proud to claim her as one of our own because her representation is done with such respect and understanding.

4. Beth Harmon (The Queen’s Gambit)

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Watch it on: Netflix

Beth is a tenacious chess prodigy who wants to be the world’s greatest player, set in 1950s and 1960s America. She starts using drugs and alcohol about halfway through the season, and during this hazy time of her life, she meets and hooks up with an alluring French model named Cleo.

Cleo might not be the most effective influence on Beth’s drinking, but she has a seductive way of assisting her in her self-discovery.

5. Mae and George (Feel Good)

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Watch it on: Netflix

Stand-up comedian from Canada, Mae meets George, a middle-class straight girl, at a comedy club, and they hit it off. Mae is a recovering addict of which George is supportive, but Mae is disappointed by George’s refusal to acknowledge her queer identity. Their whirlwind affair would alter both of their lives for the remainder of their lives.

6.Margaret Sloan-Hunter and Brenda Feigen (Mrs. America)

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Watch it on: Hulu

Mrs. America is a landmark series about a transformative moment in politics and culture. It stars an ensemble cast of real-life characters who are all connected by the struggle for women’s rights in 1970s America. Brenda is a queer activist, lawyer, and the president of the National Organization for Women, while Margaret is a black lesbian feminist and one of the first editors of Ms. magazine (NOW).

7. Mia Warren (Little Fires Everywhere)

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Watch it on: Hulu

This series, based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 novel, follows two mothers in Ohio in the late 1990s who come from very different social and economic backgrounds. Mia, the mysterious single mother, is bisexual, and it’s revealed in episode six that she had a relationship with Pauline, her art professor.

8. Sydney and Dina (I Am Not Okay with This)

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Watch it on: Netflix

Since her father’s passing, Sydney Novak hasn’t felt quite right, and things are about to get worse. Slowly, she realizes she may have telekinetic powers, which, to be honest, terrify her! She may also be bisexual, or at the very least, in love with Dina, her best friend.

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